ATLANTA - A contractor has been killed after a northbound train slammed into his work truck near Medical Center station, MARTA officials said.
According to MARTA spokesperson Stephany Fisher, the contractor was in a work vehicle on the rails near the station when it was hit by a train.
Due to the emergency situation at Med Ctr, a bus bridge is in effect to transport patrons, NB & SB, between-Read more: https://t.co/6Ii6isnA4F— MARTA (@MARTASERVICE) June 4, 2018
The contractor was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. He has since died.
There were no reported injuries from the passengers, and rail operators were able to safely offload riders.
UPDATE passengers just disembarked train at Medical Center MARTA. Service back on after being suspended when n-bound train struck contractor pic.twitter.com/crgHWhqz97— Kaitlyn (@Fox5Kaitlyn) June 4, 2018
"It felt like we hit something and when we looked out the window there was a guy screaming to call 911 and then the workers were all on their phones trying to get a hold of somebody," passenger Katelynn Smith said.
Responding to the incident, MARTA said that "safety is our top priority and we will thoroughly investigate."
A bus bridge is connecting passengers between Buckhead and North Springs stations.